Trules is a native of New Yawk City and has been an artist for almost 50 years! Currently, he blogs for the Huffington Post and The Cultural Weekly, and in former lives he has been a modern dancer, theater director & producer, poet, documentary filmmaker (“The Poet and the Con”), and professional clown. He ran for Mayor of NYC as clown candidate, Gino Cumeezi, in 1977 against Ed Koch, and finished 5th out of 4 candidates!
He is currently an Associate Professor of Theater Practice at USC’s (University of Southern California’s) School of Dramatic Arts where he has been a faculty member for 30 years. He has been a Fulbright Senior Specialist in American Studies (Theater, 2008-13) and an Allen Ginsberg Poetry Award winner. “Trules”, as he known to his students, attempts to change the world, one student and one story at a time.
He is also a TEDx speaker on creativity, self-expression, & “jumping on the train of opportunity”: http://tedxtalks.ted.com/video/The-Train-of-Opportunity-Eric-T
He has another WordPress blog, “e-travels with e. trules”, on which he has posted travel stories, rants, and photos since 1999. http://www.etravelswithetrules.com/blog
See his full bio and links to his various websites at: http://www.erictrules.com/
This blog is written & posted when he has both the time & the inspiration…